Michelle Barton

LUNA Sandals Ambassador Michelle Barton


Michelle Barton

Where are you from?

Laguna Niguel, California

Where do you currently live?

Laguna Niguel, California

What are your favorite activities to do in LUNAs?

My favorite activities to do in LUNAs are trail running, . LUNA sandals are amazing because I can wear them 365 days a year living in sunny Southern California.

Briefly tell us about yourself:

I have been running for 16 years. I have been racing Ultras for 14 years. I hold over two dozen course records and have won 80 races ranging in distances from 10k - 100 miles. I love all distances. My Dad used to take me to Yosemite (Tuolumne Meadows)when I was a child and my love for the mountains, nature and trails became part of me. I have done many running adventures in the Tuolumne area.

What are some accomplishments you're most proud of?

I am most proud of finishing Badwater 135 mile in 2010 and winning TransRockies in 2007 (I raced TransRockies 8x)Also winning Javalina Jundred 100 mile in 19:42 in 2006 and Javalina 100k in 2013 and beating all the men.

What are your goals for the year?

To run faster, stronger and stay injury free.

Badwater 135 ( going for my 2nd finish)

218 mile John Muir Trail

Shadow of the Giants 50k

TransRockies 120 mile

What is your race/event schedule for the year/season?

Badwater Salton Sea 81 mile

Shadow of the Giants 50k

Badwater 135 mile

TransRockies 120 mile

Blackspur 100k

Moab Marathon Trail Championships

What's your favorite LUNA model and why?

My favorite LUNA sandals are the Leadville Gordo. I like the gnarly tread and thickness, I can run through steams, over rocks & roots with ease.

My favorite LUNA sandal for chilling is the dark chocolate mono, it is so soft and luxurious, beautifully designed and crafted.

Who are your heroes?

My Dad (Doug Malewicki) and John Muir


Michelle Barton and UltraBarton




Michelle Barton